His strong Reyes gives Van Gerwen trust

His strong Reyes gives Van Gerwen trust

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The 4-2 victory at Cristo Reyes Tuesday night, Michael van Gerwen even more confidence. With 106,1 threw the Spaniard in the tweederondepartij the highest average ever for a losing player at the world cup.

“This gives me a good feeling for the rest of the tournament,” said Van Gerwen after his victory against Sky Sports. “Because I know now that I well play if I’m under pressure to come to stand.”

With an average of 105,2 remained the Brabander is not far behind his surprisingly strong opponent. As regards averages, it was even the second best party ever at a world cup.

“He played phenomenal,” said Van Gerwen. “I have never before seen such a high level.”

“He gave me more resistance than the Phil Taylors and the Gary Andersons of this world. I knew he could play, but not so good,” says the number one of the world.

The victories of Van Barneveld and Van Gerwen in the picture

Raymond van Barneveld counted in a convincing way with Alan Norris.
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The Dutchman won with 4-0.
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Michael van Gerwen had more trouble with the Spaniard Cristo Reyes.
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He won with 4-2.
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Van Gerwen was afterwards relieved that he is Reyes still managed to beat. “Everyone thought I was this competition with the 4-0 win. But this is the world cup. You should be prepared for the worst. That I was happy today.”

“I missed double twenty and double ten a few times, as I bale of. But I have won the race, that is all that counts.”

In the third round, Van Gerwen returned to the tank should, because his opponent Darren Webster in the second round a big impression by the Australian Simon Whitlock with a 4-0 defeat.

Van Gerwen and Webster play Thursday, the last party of the evening.

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